Skins

It was somehow
in the way you
murmured
in my ear

the song you played
a-thrumming

the sibilance 
between
pauses
of significance.

Torture me again,
why don’t you.

© N Nazir 2022

Written for Sammi Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt: Sibilance, 28 words, and The Sunday Muse, image as shown.

30 thoughts on “Skins

  1. Shawna

    So your title made me think of potato skins. Now read this again as if the speaker has gone keto but really wants some carbs to tempt her to eat naughty again. 🙂

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  2. “the sibilance
    between
    pauses
    of significance.”

    great lines (and the sibilance of the word “sibilance”, nice!) what a great way to describe the tension and release that music gives us

    “Torture me again,
    why don’t you.”

    or in other words, play it again, sam. love everything about this little poem, very well done

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